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has investigated with stunning results. >>> and the time of her life. patrick swayze's wife, lisa niemi on the love story and lessons about grief as she joins us ahead. and it's so good to have you with us. good morning, america. diane sawyer with robin roberts on this tuesday, november 3rd, 2009. another election day. >> not exactly super tuesday but a few tight races across the country closely being watched for what could be an indication of the country's political mood and the obama administration. >> new jersey and virginia and a special congressional election has vice president biden in a public sparring match with sarah palin. for more to john berman. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, diane. from watertown, new york, where the polls are now open. this is ground zero for one of the most contentious races in the country. it's also the site of the latest debate between joe biden and sarah palin. palin versus biden. sound familiar? no, not a replay of last year but proof that in the final minutes of this campaign the big guns are showing up big time. the neck and ne
to chicago, with 124 unsuspecting passengers on board. lisa stark is in allentown, pennsylvania, this morning, and has the latest for us. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it's called from bottle to throttle, the time when a pilot is allowed to have a drink and get into the cockpit. the general rule is 8 hours. united airlines even stricter, ten hours from bottle to throttle. this event apparently happened because a co-worker of this pilot blew the whistle, notified authorities. that started the whole chain of events. united flight 949, with 124 passengers and a crew of 11, was ready to push back from the gate at london's heathrow airport and head to chicago when authorities came on board and removed the pilot from the cockpit. he's been identified as 51-year-old erwin washington, shown here years ago, while in the air force. reached early this morning, a heathrow spokesman nfirmed, the pilot, one of three on board the plane, was given a breathalyzer test. and found to have exceeded the legal limit for pilots in the u.k., which is significantly more strict for driver than
what police think happened. abc's lisa fletcher in north dakota with the latest. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good morning, robin. more than 10,000 people drive into water every year. and s many victims drown right in their own neighborhoods, leaving family and loved ones asking, how could something like this possibly happen? remembrances left by family and friends, who gather privately at the chilling scene. tire tracks from the jeep, the only evidence kyrstin gemar, ashley neufeld and afton williamson drove into the pond to their deaths. this stock pond, in daylight, seemingly harmless. any area with livestock, yuld have a pond like this? >> reporter: dug to hold water for cattle, ponds are usually 12 to 16 feet deep, with sleep, muddy sides. >> if a week started going into one of these embankments, would there be a way back out? >> no. >> reporter: a tiny camera captures the impossibly thick water. wh was the visibility like? >> zero visibility. >> reporter: what do you suspect happen? is it a situation by the time you realize you're in trouble, it's too late to get out of it
'm juju chang. >>> joining us now is a pediatrician, dr. lisa thornton. this is so close to my heart with two little kids. so, let's talk about the risks of overscheduling. they do need some amount of downtime. what does do for a kid? >> kids need time to daydream and think and be creative and make up games. so when everything's constantly scheduled they don't do that so creativity is not as spontaneous. >> yeah, it's true. kids will play with a box if they get bored. that's good to allow some of that. >> it is, and children shouldn't feel have to perform to get their parents eye attention. so if they understand mom and dad really want them in all of these activities, they get the message it's all about them being in activity not being themselves. >> lot of it is keeping up with the joneses, everybody in your school district is doing tee ball. you feel like you have to do it, too. >> but you don't. >> what are the warning signs? >> one of the keys is that if their schedule is so frantic that you're frantic, it's probably too much. >> uh-oh. >> because they're going to take their cues
, authorities want to know just what caused this tragedy that is shaking a campus and a community. lisa fletcher has the latest from dickinson, north dakota. >> i'm kyrstin's father age today is probably the worst day of my life. >> reporter: the outpouring of grief rivaled only by the outpouring of support as this small campus bands together reacting to the shocking news, the tragic deaths of three college softball players. kyrstin gemar, afton williamson and ashley neufeld. >> they were really close. >> ashley loved this school and this was her family away from home. >> reporter: the three best friends went missing over the weekend. the only clue, a frantic distress call to a friend that abruptly cut out. police say the chilling call came from their sinking jeep. they were trapped inside. the friend called 911. police immediately put out a bulletin. >> please be on the lookout for a white 1997 jeep cherokee with california plates. the streak has possibly three female occupants. please check areas around water, dam, lakes and rivers. >> reporter: after nearly two days of massive searches police
of computer problems at the faa. so we have our aviation correspondent lisa stark on the phone with us. what do we know? >> reporter: well, chris, what we know is that a computer that inputs flight plans, electronically so the controllers have those flight plans apparently there's some glitch in that computer right now. it may have failed entirely. other reports there's just something going on that the faa can't figure out but the bottom line is that no electronic flight plans are being put into this computer. that means controllers have to input all the flight information manually and that is causing delays nationwide everywhere around the country according to the faa. >> lisa, any sense of how long or whether or not you should even go to the airport? >> reporter: well, i think flights are taking off but they are being delayed. you might want to check with your carrier to see how delayed. what we're told by controllers, for example, is that at new york's jfk airport they're operating only at about 40% to 50% of efficiency. they're have to go to spread planes out in the air about twice the d
. it is 8:25. let's begin with a look at traffic and weather. joe conway is in for lisa baden. >> we have all the shoppers on the road. that is what is keeping the interstate clear. the belt way through silver spring, things are moving well let me tell you about road closures in northwest washington. there is a funeral for abe pollin at the national hebrew congregation. the road closures in the area will be most of the day. >> we see some clearing overhead. we have a sunny morning but limited sunshine today, limited to the morning area because of the clouds that are moving out and they will be replaced by clouds rolling in from the north. temperatures right now are near 40. there is a time lapse of showing the gray skies. it is clearing overhead but there will be more rolling clouds later. the forecast today calls for added clouds later on and that may bring a few sprinkles and maybe some flurries north and west of the metro. the highs will be near 50 but it will not feel like that because of the gusty winds. for the weekend, a lot of sunshine and by sunday, sunny, near 60. >>> will be ri
nicol, greg germann, lisa nicole and jane krakowski joined the fun from here in new york. ♪ i've been down this road walking the line ♪ >> "ally mcbeal" hit close to home for many single career women searching for love, dreaming of motherhood while toying with an overactive imagination. ♪ hooked on a feeling yeah ♪ i'm higon believing ♪ that you're in love with me >> reporter: ally played by calista flockhart worked at a law firm with ex-boyfriend billy. it was frequently awkward since billy married not ally but georgia, the quirky comedic drama -- >> objection. >> reporter: took us all the way from the courtroom to that famous unisex bathroom. ♪ my first my last my everything ♪ >> reporter: with a complicated character who made "time" magazine famously ask is feminism dead? now seven years after the series wrap, the origal cast is back for their very first reunion ever. you haven't seen each other for awhile. and you're all havinghis kind of emotional reunion kind of thing. >> it is a little surreal. we're seeing each other a lot of us for the first time in many years. you kno
immediately and find an alternative sleeping space for the baby. abc's lisa stark has much more on this important story. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good morning, robin. this is one of the recalled storkcraft cribs. here's the problem. the cribs that are recalled have the drop-down sides like this. but the mechanism can break. it can leave a dangerous gap here that the baby can get trapped in. and in fact, there have been four deaths, infants, ages 6 months old to 9 months old. this largest recall ever, raises alarms on a product parents count on to keep kids safe. the storkcraft cribs have a side that drops down, making it easy to reach the baby. but the plastic mechanism can fail. it's also possible to mistakenly install the side upside down. either situation can lead to disaster. a deadly gap between the mattress and crib. >> we have had over 100 incidents. and 15 entrapments and 4, tragic deaths of infants caught in between the drop-side and the mattress. these infants have suffocated. >> reporter: nearly 150,000 of the dangerous cribs carry the fisher price name. the r
, michael. she spoke exclusively to us about dr. conrad murray and this ongoing case. abc's lisa fletcher has more. >> reporter: if not for dr. conrad murray, janet jackson thinks her brother would still be alive. >> do you hold him responsible for michael's death? >> he was the one that was administering. i think he is responsible. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with "gma's" robin roberts, janet jackson opens up about her brother's death. >> you think any others are reonsible? >> maybe. i don't know. if there are, then the truth always prevails. that's the way that i see it. >> dr. murray, what would you like to see happen to him? do you think he should be practicing, based on -- >> no, i don't. not at all. so, this could hapn to someone else? another family? huh-uh. >> reporter: murray is still under investigation here in los angeles, waiting for the d.a.'s office to announce any charges. just yesterday, he was in court in las vegas, on charges that he owed more than $14,000 in child support. >> do you agree, doctor? >> yes. >> reporter: in an agreement to keep him out of jail,
skidding. i am alison starling. 7:22 is lisa baden is off of this holiday. there is not a lot of traffic but we have a fog issue. this is 395 @ glebe road. this could cause problems if you are headed out to travel somewhere. you might be going to grandma's house today on this thanksgiving. >> the fog will be out there a while. temperatures cooled off last night and a light wind did not help. it is really socked in. on the 95 corridor, you will experience lots of fog. as we go through the morni, we are hopeful this will break. when it breaks, we could get some sunshine but then another system will move in. upper 50's 4 the highs today. the fog is low but the upper clouds are moving around so the fog could break. the twins are out of t east- northeast. they will pick up -- the winds are out of the east-northeast >> we will be right back. >>> the big story today is how a virginia couple crashed the white house state dinner. meanwhile, we are following a developing story in the district where two people were shot in the 700 block of harvard st. nw. we have no word on their condition. >>> fun
with lisa baden. >> look at newschopper7 watching a fire truck leave the scene of a crash on 193/greenbelt road over the baltimore-washington parkway. it is open at the beltway. 193 from nasa to go through beltway plaza mall, things will run better now. our next camera is a little hazy. 95 and 66 has the normal volume to get to the beltway. nothing abnormal on the suitland parkway. >> outside this morning, we are in the 50's. it is a cool start to the day but overall we will hit the 60's. lots of sunshine today with some passing clouds. we will drop into the 30's tonight and tomorrow, it will be cooler than it has been. there could be some moisture later in the week >>> research continues for amanda tried to rape a woman in montgomery county after she got out -- of a bus bridge he tried to force her into the woods but to get away. we will have another news update at 8:25. for continuous news coverage, tune in to our sister station, news channel 8. >>> "good morning america" continues with cell phones and your health. how concerned should you really be? dr. mehmet oz is here to change the w
confessed to the crimes and may be taking others with him. our lisa fletcher has more. >> reporter: paris hilton's pool. lindsay lohan's l.a. home. orlando bloom's backyard. most people couldn't get through the front door. but anyone can get a virtual view by accessing websites, the police say, hollywood's so-called bling ring, used to get up close and personal with celebrities. for a small fee, websites like this, not only take you behind the gates and guarded entries. but give you what they claim are actual celebrity addresses. and even driving directions. the crime ring, starring some of the suspects on this surveillance video, included four teenagers, who got their hands on millions in jewelry, designer clothes and artwork. 19-year-old nick prugo, among those arrested. >> i think a kid armed with a computer and a sense of adventure, you could easily find yourself in some trouble. >> reporter: prugo confessed to being part of a group that broke into more than half a dozen celebrity homes. a leaked search warrant revealed he also named his accomplices to police. making him the target of
at 9:00 eastern. meanwhile, lisa joyner, you saw her in the clip there. one of the hosts of "find my family." she's here now. good to see you. >> it's great to be here. >> you could see the emotion in your face. this is primal. you've tapped into something here. >> it's a race for the kleenex, bill. it literally is. when i tell these people, you've been sought, we found somebody, we can reconnect you, it's overwhelming. some of these people have been waiting all their life. most of their life to find out who this person is. to meet somebody who looks like them, for the first time. i remember, with ashley's case, she said. i'm polish. she never knew. >> you have no idea. this is so complicated. then, there's the feelings of the adoptive parents, right, as well? you have a personal experience in this, right? >> i have a personal experience. i'm adopted. i had a lovely home. my mother and father are my parents. we're not looking to replace parents. the people who raise you are your parents. what we're looking for is to reconnect and reunite. there's something innate, there's something p
to authorities. lisa fletcher has more in ft. collins, colorado. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good morning, robin. these pleas are part of a plea deal with the prosecutor's office. without it, the charge against richard heene carried a six-year prison term and a $500,000 fine. that said, both the heenes may still face jail time. the heenes will plead guilty this morning to charges related to the most-famous hoax in recent memory. as part of the plea deal, mayumi, a japanese citizen, won't be deported. in an aft, mayumi heene admitted she told her children to lie to authorities and to the media. >> a search is under way for a 6-year-old boy who may or may not have climbed into a homemade helium balloon. >> reporter: it's an image that captivated the country. transfixed and terrified that a 6-year-old boy was sailing across the sky out of control, in an experimental weather balloon. parents called police. and it set in motion an exhaustive search by land and sky. even a military blackhawk helicopter deployed. all at a cost of $55,000. when the balloon was finally grounded, no boy. hours late
sales, something malls are trying to do all over the country this time of year. here's abc's lisa fletcher on what happened. >> reporter: it was a holiday spectacular. designed to draw crowds to the mall. but something went horribly wrong. this cell phone video captured the aerialist performing without a net falling nearly 20 feet as hundreds helplessly watched. >> working over 30 feet we typically always use safeties. the net has to be a minimum of eight feet off the ground. if the net is two feet off the ground, it's not functional. >> reporter: miraculously she survived. the 26-year-old performer who is asked not to be identified is optized with a broken wrist and pelvis. she says she and the rest of the troupe know the risk is part of the job. >> these are not ordinary people. these are the top traid athletes in the world. >> reporter: retailers across the country are going to extremes in the downed economy to attract coveted shoppers. but free giveaways are other thing, a dangerous aerial show, some are wondering if that's going too far. your answer is no is. >> not at all. i
of safest cars. people wanted more info. here it is. our lisa stark joins us from washington with a look at some the winners and losers in the safest car trade. it's a little tougher to get a good grade this year, sshts it. >> reporter: it absolutely is. one car that didn't get a good grade is the subaru outback but the criteria was tougher this year so only 27 vehicles made the cut. to win top safety pick, cars had to do well on frontal crashes. side impacts. they had to offer good whiplash protection in rear accidents. that means well designed head restraints. and for the first time, the roofs needed to be strong enough to hold up in ray rollover. this volkswagen held up well. but this is what happens with a weaker roof. >> well, a lot of vehicles missed this list because of the new roof strength rating. their roofs aren't quite strong enough to get a good rating in our test. >> reporter: failing the roof test cost the honda accord and the ford fusion a place on this year's list. of the cars that passed all the safety tests four are large vehicles, from buick, ford, lincoln and volvo.
outages in that area. we will get the forecast from brian van de graaff. let's begin with lisa baden. >> we still have that issue on the inner loop of the beltway between arlington boulevard and 66 with deep water. vdot is trying to pump out of the beltway. there are numerous fender benders around town this morning. you'll find a very long commute. this picture tells the tale, doesn't it? >> it does, indeed. you see the heavier bands of rain south of town. in southern maryland, we have a wind advisory. the wind is pushing the bay water up. the winds will make it feel even more intense. take a look at the maps. the storm is turning off the coast. it will eventually weaken and move away. until then, rain, drizzle, temperatures in the 40's today and tonight and tomorrow back in the lower 50's. it will be better for the weekend. >> we will be right back. >>> a double shooting in northeast d.c. has left one man dead and another in great condition. there were found in a car at about 9:00 last night. police believe the driver lost control after being shot and then slammed into parked cars f
. welcome back. i am alison starling. we have a look at your traffic and weather. we begin with lisa baden. >> there have been two separate crashes o the baltimore washington parkway. leaving greenbelt, you'll find slow traffic. this is at wisconsin avenue after the beltway. you see those of flashing lights. southbound wisconsin avenue at the exit for nih. that is causing a backup from shady grove road. we have a beautiful picture from newschopper 7. they're looking at springfield traffic right at the mixing bowl. not to babbling springfield up to six 26. -- not too bad leaving springfield up to 66. >> in little cooler in rockville. 48 in chantilly. temperatures will climb into the low 60's. we will have sunshine. it will be it sunshine-filled afternoon. it will be comfortable weather for the next two days. the next system will move in on sunday. plenty of sunshine. cooler for sunday with rain by sunday night. >> thank you. >>> the murder of a man in wheaton may have been over child custody. maria blanco was arrested and charged in the death of samuel chacon. his body was found in the midd
update. we'll start with lisa. >>> we are watching traffic heading out of town right now. northbound 95 into baltimore and down into the delaware memorial bridge, we seem to be any good shape. i have no trouble to report on 66. the beltway is a good at the wilson bridge. we will take you to a couple of cameras so you know what to expect. first of all, make sure your headlights are on. you can barely see 95 in springfield. let's jump to our camera in maryland where it is stop and go. not too bad on at 28, the toll road, if you are heading out to leesburg. a beautiful ride into the district. the fog is leaving. >> it is. it is pretty dense. upper 40's to low 50's. low-level moisture. there is some stormy nets in the upper great lakes area. nothing major. dusty and cooler for friday and the weekend. >>> abe pollin is being praised for his leadership and his generosity. he died yesterday after a battle with a rare brain disease. he was 85 years old. he was the wizards longest tenured honor. thank you for watching.
. thank you, lisa. hey, dillon, a lot of countries involved in this. can you name me some the countries. >> philippines, israel, new zealand and australia. >> wow. that is a lot of countries. dillon, i think you did an excellent job. it's the climate quilt project. want to know more about it and get your school involved it's going to be easy to do. we'll link you to everything on our website at abcnews.com. just go in there, look for it. it'll show you what schools are involved. how the project got started. what the goals are and what you can do to get your school involved. get to the boards. one or two things we want you to know. thank you all very much for even making the quilt. watching the quilt. holding it up for us this morning. i know it was a lot of work even though some are leaning on the wall a little bit. everybody else is doing the hard work. it's okay. it's all right. here's what's happening this morning, one or two things as we said. on the big flyby on the eastern seaboard nice and quiet. right up the middle of the country there will be some rain and some of that rain fro
and we begin with lisa baden. >> metrorail is reporting a switching problem at the west falls church metro station. therefore, orange line commuters traveling in both directions will anticipate delays. metrorail -- orange line you'll find typical volume on 66 out of manassas to commit to centreville and from 7100 to the beltway, no accidents. slope from dale city heading on to -- slow from dale city heading into springfield. that is under 95. it is not bad on the dulles greenway or the dulles tol road. usual delays from 7100 out to hunter mill road. >> we are taking it back to the 70's today. we are in the 40's this morning. the son is doing its job and quickly warning us up. let's take look at what things look like outside. the wind is out of the west. that will bring milder air and it will be a mild afternoon. 73 may be the high today. tonight, clouds will move in and tomorrow, cloudy and cooler but rainshowers look like into thursday. >>> christmas is coming to the best month. that is when the christmas tree is set to record the 85-foot tree was cut down in arizona and weighs 7,00
. lisa, good morning. >> it is a better morning. i am so glad that you joined us this morning. not much happening on the highway, lighter volume than expected. 270, it has let go of the delays. corot is moving nicely between the american legion bridge and tysons. -- river road is moving nicely between the american legion bridge and the tysons. as you can see, a jovi is not a problem at all. -- hov is not a problem at all. near the exit for the pentagon it looks great. taking us over to kane street, things are moving along nicely. the pavement is dry. is that going to change? >> it is. especially in southern maryland and through southern central virginia, to the west. temperatures remain sturdy, it will be gray would off and on showers through the afternoon. cool temperatures around 50, averaging out for this time of year. another system bring it showers late wednesday, and then some cold dusty wind comes through, it will be downright cold. >> on this monday we have encouraging news at the pumps going into the thanksgiving holiday. gas prices have dropped in the past two weeks. the avera
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